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Market Commentary

Financial Engines Market Update, Q1 2017: A Strong Start for 2017

Building on positive momentum from the end of the year, equity markets got off to a strong start in 2017. They were boosted by strong economic data and increased consumer confidence. The S&P 500 index gained a solid +6.1% in…


Market Summary: March 2017

The Trump Trade Cools Off Since the November 2016 election, the U.S. stock markets have seen a remarkable rise. Through February, large-cap stocks were up more than +11% (S&P 500). This rise has been accompanied by unusually low market volatility….


Market Summary: February 2017

Stock Markets Keep on Climbing Stock markets here and around the world continued their post-election rally in February. U.S. large-cap stocks led the pack, with the S&P 500 closing the month up by 4.0%. Small- and mid-caps were slightly behind,…


From the Hill

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule Is Good for Americans and Should Be Kept in Place

The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and across all branches of the federal government. Regardless of mandates coming out of Washington D.C., we…


The Future of Dodd-Frank and the Impact on Consumers

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…


Today’s Elections Won’t Decide Your Long-Term Financial Future

Americans everywhere have been using a variety of words to describe this election cycle, but “drama-free” certainly hasn’t been one of them. Between the candidates’ one-upsmanship and non-stop media coverage, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and…